Natural hair can feel like a curse sometimes if you don’t know how to care for it or style it. It may even drive you to adopt habits that are unhealthy for your hair. Most often people aren’t even aware of the ways they are damaging their hair.
Here are three hair mistakes that you’re probably regularly making that might be damaging your hair.
Brushing Your Hair While Its Wet
Let’s admit it. It’s way easier to brush your hair while it’s wet than when it’s not. This because hair is softer when it’s wet and hence, easier to comb through and detangle. However, that also means that it’s easily breakable and sensitive.
The best way to detangle your hair is while still in the shower with conditioner in your hair. Make sure to either use your fingers, or a wide tooth-ed comb to get the tangles out and enjoy soft, healthy hair.
Shampooing Your Hair Everyday
Another way most people ruin their hair without even knowing it, is by shampooing it every single day. Shampoos contain harsh chemicals like sulphates and parabens that strip your hair of its moisture and natural oils, making it brittle, dull, and easily breakable. Other issues like dandruff and hair loss can also develop because of frequent shampooing.
The best way to counter this is to switch to an organic shampoo that doesn’t contain nasty ingredients and try taking breaks between washes to let your scalp produce its natural oils that are vital to hair health.
Not Using A Heat Protectant Before Heat Styling Your Hair
We get it. It’s time consuming to straighten or style natural hair but taking those extra two minutes to run a good quality protectant through your hair is going to ensure that your hair remains healthy and resists damage in the long run.
If you’re straightening your hair, keep the settings on medium, heat protect your hair and make sure it’s not wet before you proceed with the process. This will ensure that your hair doesn’t get damaged and retains its health and shine.
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